Dr Chris Cole


Dr Chris Cole is a Consultant Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

Telemedicine is an integral part of his practice. His practice involves adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, with subspecialty interests in aortic surgery, in particular aortic dissection and redo aortic surgery, valve sparing aortic surgery, minimally invasive surgery for mitral and aortic valve surgery, total arterial revascularization, off pump coronary artery bypass grafting, robotic cardiac surgery, transcatheter valve replacement (TAVI/TAVR), minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including uniport surgery and robotic thoracic surgery.

His academic interests include surgical teaching in particular simulator and model based training and assessment, surgical quality assessment and communication.

His research interests are in metabolism research, in particular, obesity prevention and treatment, interventions for body composition alteration at system and individual levels, and working toward zero-pain thoracic surgery.

His formal academic education began at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, and was completed at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, where he graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1997 and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2001. He is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, having previously been Associate Professor at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

He has received the UQMS prize for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the Cardiothoracic Section. He underwent surgical training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital, both located in Brisbane, Australia and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He has contributed to establishment of a cardiac surgical unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast, Australia.

He was previously a visiting scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons, and the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Chris Cole consults online via Docto. Book a video consultation.

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